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deleting old messages in Messages Beta

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Jul 16, 2012 3:21 AM

On the iPad and iPhone, deleting old messages is easy. On Mac, the "cut" key is inactive and whatever I do (including deleting iChat files storing messages) old messages keep coming back every time opening Messages Beta. How do I get rid of them once for all?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to brunoderolle)

    HI,

     

    From within the app it is not possible in the Beta

     

    However using the Finder as the "Front" app use the Go Menu and Hold the ALT key and then chose th Library.

    In the Library go to the Messages folder and delete chat.db  - just drag it to the Trash

     

    Restart Messages

     

     


    7:21 PM      Monday; July 16, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Jul 17, 2012 10:36 AM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    Thanks for the Points.

     

     


    6:36 PM      Tuesday; July 17, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

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